General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Dominique Capraro
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Occupation: Model
- Birthday: May 16, 1988
- Birthplace: Visp, Switzerland
- Nationality: Swiss
- Birth Sign: Taurus
- Marital status: in relation with Michelle Phan
- Instagram: NA
- Twitter: NA
About Dominique Capraro
Dominique Capraro is known to be among the hottest models in the world and was the Mr. Switzerland runner-up. Capraro works with Jaffa Models, Chicago, Illinois. He is handsome with a fantastic physique, which has made him the heartthrob of women around the world. Capraro is best known for being the YouTuber and fashion blogger Michelle Phan’s boyfriend.
Early Life and Education
Capraro was born in Visp, Switzerland on May 16, 1988. His father is Italian and his mother, Monika Thoni, is Swiss-Austrian. Capraro is a Swiss national. Capraro studied Art History at the Universite de Lausanne and then he pursued his additional education at the College de L’abbaye de St Maurice. When he was a student, he took part in a few modeling and dance shows. He was the runner-up in the Mr. Switzerland contest, which opened the doors to his career as a model.
When Capraro won 2nd place in the Mr. Switzerland competition, this opened up the opportunity for a career in modeling. Capraro moved to Los Angeles, California and began working as a model and an actor. However, Capraro’s became popular after he started dating Michelle Phan, the popular YouTube star and fashion blogger. The duo started dating after Capraro signed up with Jaffa Models, Chicago, Illinois.
Relationship with Michelle Phan
Much of Capraro’s popularity and what he is today can be attributed to his girlfriend, Michelle Phan, who introduced Capraro to the fashion world. Capraro and Phan met in 2008 on Valentine’s Day in New York and they met a couple of years later at a shoot for an advertisement in Paris. They became friends and the friendship turned into romance and since then, the couple has been together. When Phan’s fans demanded proof of her relationship with Capraro, in January 2012, they announced their relationship to the world with a video on Phan’s YouTube channel, which was viewed by millions of viewers.
About Michelle Phan
Phan began uploading her make-up videos on Xanga and under the name of Rice Bunny, while also drawing sketches. Although Xanga was not a very popular platform, Phan’s videos were quite popular and got a lot of views. Encouraged by this, she decided that to reach a larger audience, she needed a more popular platform and so, she created her channel on YouTube, where today, Phan has around 8.8 million subscribers, making it the 2nd most subscribed channel on YouTube owned by a female. Phan’s makeup tutorial clips of Lady Gaga in Poker Face and Lady Gaga in Bad Romance attracted plenty of attention and got millions of views.
The success of these videos encouraged Phan to start a beauty subscription service called Ipsy, in September 2012 whose monetization policy helped her earn a lot of money. In 2015, the worth of the company was valued at around $500. Several cosmetic brands approached Phan to endorse and advertise their cosmetic products, which made Phan very rich. Today, Phan has her own cosmetics line Em.
Phan has received several awards and has also been nominated for many awards including the Teen Choice Awards and Streamy Award. She has been named in the 30 under 30 list by Inc and Forbes. Phan has a TV, as well as an online network called ICON Network, which creates beauty, entertainment and lifestyle content and she also launched an online music company called Thematic that discovers new, upcoming music artists.
Capraro’s Projects with Michelle Phan
Capraro has featured in several of Phan’s videos that are titled, My Boyfriend Does My Makeup which got more than 10 million views. These videos have helped to promote Capraro and have helped him get many modeling gigs.
Capraro’s Net Worth
As we mentioned earlier, Capraro and Michelle Phan are dating and both of them share many of their pictures together on their social media. Although there were rumors that the couple is engaged, this has not been confirmed. Capraro is quite active on social media. He has an account on Instagram, where he has 150,000 followers. He also has a Facebook account, where he has around 23,000 followers.